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July 23, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Ralph Houk, who won the World Series in 1961 and 1962 in his first two seasons as manager of the New York Yankees, died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90. Houk went on to lead the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in a 20-year managerial career. His family told the Red Sox that he died of natural causes after a brief illness.
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July 23, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Ralph Houk, who won the World Series in 1961 and 1962 in his first two seasons as manager of the New York Yankees, died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90. Houk went on to lead the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in a 20-year managerial career. His family told the Red Sox that he died of natural causes after a brief illness.
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March 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contract of Manager Bob Brenly through the 2004 season. The former catcher and television announcer led the Diamondbacks to the 2001 World Series title, becoming the first manager to win the championship in his first season since Ralph Houk of the New York Yankees in 1961. Arizona repeated as NL West champions in Brenly's second season. Brenly, 49, has a 190-134 record in his two seasons.
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March 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contract of Manager Bob Brenly through the 2004 season. The former catcher and television announcer led the Diamondbacks to the 2001 World Series title, becoming the first manager to win the championship in his first season since Ralph Houk of the New York Yankees in 1961. Arizona repeated as NL West champions in Brenly's second season. Brenly, 49, has a 190-134 record in his two seasons.
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July 22, 1986
You've heard of walk-ons, but how about walk-outs? The Philadelphia Eagles, under Coach Buddy Ryan, already are leading the league as one player after another takes a hike from the team's training camp at West Chester, Pa. Walking out Monday was Herman Hunter, a running back who last year set a club record for most kickoff return yardage. On Saturday, veteran guard Steve Kenney departed. He was replaced by Greg Naron. On Sunday, Naron decided to leave.
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March 2, 1986 | MIKE TULLY, United Press International
A quarter-century has passed since Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in a season. The Amazin' Mets, the mustachioed Oakland A's, and the Big Red Machine have all come and gone. We've seen six Presidents, four baseball commissioners and man on the moon. Since that year of triumph for Maris at Yankee Stadium, Tom Seaver has won 304 games, Pete Rose has collected 4,204 hits and three of Maris' teammates have been named to the Hall of Fame.
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December 19, 1994 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
The citation with the Silver Star said Lt. Ralph Houk deliberately exposed himself to "the withering fire" and "calmly moved from one position to another directing his men. . . ." It doesn't say how scared he was, or how cold he was or how much he felt for the men beside him--just as scared and cold--with the Tiger tanks looming out of the fog.
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October 27, 1995 | Associated Press
Buck Showalter told the New York Yankees he will not return as manager next season. Showalter, whose contract expires Oct. 31, met twice this week with owner George Steinbrenner to discuss an extension. He called Steinbrenner on Thursday, rejecting what the Yankees said was a $1.05-million contract covering two years. The Yankees called the parting "amicable." The Yankees announced their split with Showalter an hour before Game 5 of the World Series.
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July 30, 1992 | Associated Press
Pitcher Mike Bielecki of the Atlanta Braves will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. "I expect to have surgery later this week," Bielecki said Wednesday. "I was told I can come back stronger than ever." Bielecki (2-4) will become the first Atlanta pitcher to miss a start in the last two seasons. Pete Smith will take his spot in the rotation at San Francisco this weekend.
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September 8, 1998 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Roger Maris: Reluctant Hero" When: Today Where: ESPN (4:30 p.m.) and ESPN Classic Sports (7 p.m.) This one-hour documentary is for young baseball fans unfamiliar with Roger Maris or what he went through in 1961 as he chased Babe Ruth's hallowed record of 60 home runs in a season. It's also for older fans whose memories have faded. In other words, it's to be enjoyed by baseball fans of all ages.
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December 19, 1994 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
The citation with the Silver Star said Lt. Ralph Houk deliberately exposed himself to "the withering fire" and "calmly moved from one position to another directing his men. . . ." It doesn't say how scared he was, or how cold he was or how much he felt for the men beside him--just as scared and cold--with the Tiger tanks looming out of the fog.
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July 22, 1986
You've heard of walk-ons, but how about walk-outs? The Philadelphia Eagles, under Coach Buddy Ryan, already are leading the league as one player after another takes a hike from the team's training camp at West Chester, Pa. Walking out Monday was Herman Hunter, a running back who last year set a club record for most kickoff return yardage. On Saturday, veteran guard Steve Kenney departed. He was replaced by Greg Naron. On Sunday, Naron decided to leave.
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March 2, 1986 | MIKE TULLY, United Press International
A quarter-century has passed since Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in a season. The Amazin' Mets, the mustachioed Oakland A's, and the Big Red Machine have all come and gone. We've seen six Presidents, four baseball commissioners and man on the moon. Since that year of triumph for Maris at Yankee Stadium, Tom Seaver has won 304 games, Pete Rose has collected 4,204 hits and three of Maris' teammates have been named to the Hall of Fame.
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July 30, 1996
In the 20 seasons that Tom Lasorda led the Dodgers, 185 managers came and went around the major leagues.
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July 27, 1989
The Houston Oilers are training in San Marcos, located in the scrub-brush country of southwest Texas, and Coach Jerry Glanville said: "You oughta see our training room. There's nothing in there but cockroaches." Glanville wasn't complaining. In fact, he thought it was great. He told Ed Hinton of the Atlanta Journal: "I've always believed you gotta go someplace miserable if you want to come out of camp as a team that can win. You gotta have that isolation."
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